September 2022
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St W, Toronto

The Penitential Tyrant: Dolores Is Pain
Conceived by Adrià Julià
Written by Débora Antscherl and Adrià Julià
Performed by Stephen Park

Date: September 16, 7pm
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario – Jackman Hall
Free Admission – Register here

Offering a meditation on the history of production, consumption and expansion of popcorn in modern colonial history, The Penitential Tyrant: Dolores Is Pain reflects on the historical and socioeconomic intricacies of the global corn industry and its relationship to Mexican culture and the popularization of popcorn in the United States after the Great Depression, especially in regards to popcorn’s connection to cinema.

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August 2022
Iranian Plaza 6075 Yonge St, North York

sofreh for two: Live Performance by Reza Nik

Location: Iranian Plaza (6075 Yonge St, North York)
Date: August 21, 12pm – 2pm
Outdoors, free to the public

Reza Nik’s sofreh for two references both Iranian food and drink carts and ‘Sofreh’, a loose term translated to a textile on which food is served but that often functions as a shorthand for various preparations, practices, ceremonies and rituals. This improvisational performance is mediated through a roving structure that considers the spatial facets of food and feasting as narrated through diasporic and intergenerational experiences and memories.

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May 2022
401 Richmond Building 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto

Life Cycles is a live performance that will depict a mother and daughter engaging in the passed tradition of kolam making. A kolam is an ancient form of drawing in the Hindu religion created using rice, sand, flour – something ephemeral – as these drawings are to be washed away after the occasion that they were created for has ended. Kolams often reference mandala imagery; which are spiritual symbols in Hinduism representing the expanding universe. Life Cycles is an interactive performance, where viewers will be able to collaborate with the artists as they engage in the ritual of kolam making. An artist talk will follow the performance.

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November 2021
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw St, Toronto
Live Performance A landscape’s spine by Florencia Sosa Rey and Eve Tagny Saturday, November 20th, 2021 1 – 1:30 PM (Duration of performance: approx. 30 minutes) Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. Following her practice’s ongoing investigations into gardens as sites of grief and renewal, Eve Tagny along with collaborator Florencia Sosa Rey has choreographed a performance as a closing gesture for the exhibition You sit in a garden (curated by Chris Andrews). Tracing parallels between a plant’s roots and our body’s spines, the performers explore the entanglements of leisure, respite, care as well as privilege, exclusion and labor that play out in our gardens and landscapes. “If we go “to” nature, we are in fact going into ourselves.” This is a free,Find out more
June 2021

As part of the group exhibition Groundwork, Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal-based artist Ileana Hernandez Camacho will debut a new dimension of her CORPS ROCA project in a live performance on June 22, 2021.

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May 2019
Live Performance System of a Gesture by Camille Rojas Saturday, May 11th, 1–3pm Free public premiere of System of a Gesture, choreographed by Camille Rojas, as part of the group exhibition An Archive, But Not An Atlas. Performance will take place outside Artscape Youngplace; in case of rain, an alternate location will be announced closer to the date.Find out more